I got an email from Tim asking if I was interested in a 40-miler early this morning. Of course I was!
We started just after 7:00 a.m. When Tim has a route, I just follow him. I rarely know the roads. His account is here.
I did take a fall, but I was on the ‘bent, so I didn’t have far to fall. I slid on my bottom, and have minor road rash. It’s not enough to keep me from riding. The bike suffered only minor scrapes.
I did get a quick ride on Tim’s new QuickBeam and on his Rans Rocket. This discussion that ensued may well encourage Tim to ride his Rans a little more often.
After the ride I went to Bluegrass Bicycle for some repairs. Nermal’s rear wheel was trued, the derailleur was replaced, and some cables were replaced. Oria needed one new cable, and the front derailleur adjusted. I also bought some new bar-ends for Nermal, the old ones were breaking.
Later, my daughter and I rode our bikes to the grocery store. It’s not a long trip, but I rather enjoy it.
I ate well most of the day, but I had fresh, hot brownies and ice cream for a snack. It was a nice finish for the day.